This is part of a series of stories on inductees into the Cambridge School District’s 2019 Blue Jay Hall of Honor and Athletic Hall of Fame. Inductees will be recognized at the annual Blue Jay Hall of Honor banquet at Lake Ripley Country Club on Sept. 29.
Mary Behling spent her first summer day in Cambridge at Lake Ripley Park, at age 11, in the mid 1960s.
She spent a lot of time at the lake beginning at age 15, at a cottage her parents bought near the Shore Place area on Ripley Road. She moved into that cottage full-time at age 18.
And never left.